Inspirational People: Tenzin Gyatso

Inspirational People: Tenzin Gyatso

“If we look at human history, we will find that a good heart has been the key in achieving what the world regards as great accomplishments in the fields of civil rights, social work, political liberation and religion for example.

Inspirational People: Tenzin Gyatso
Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteenth Dalai Lama, after a school talk in Tibet.

“A sincere outlook and motivation do not belong exclusively to the sphere of religion; they can be generated by anyone wanting to have genuine concern for others, for one’s community, for the poor and the needy. In short, they arise from taking a deep interest in and being concerned for the welfare of the larger community, that is, the welfare of others.

Inspirational People: Tenzin Gyatso

“Actions resulting from this kind of attitude and motivation will go down in history as good, beneficial and of service to humanity.

“On the other hand, our history abounds with stories of individuals perpetrating the most destructive and harmful acts. Killing and torturing other people, bringing misery and untold suffering to a large number of human beings.

“World history is simply a collective record of the effects of negative and positive thoughts of human beings. By reflecting on history, we can see that if we want a better, happier future, we must examine our mindset now and reflect on a way of life that this mindset will bring in the future.”

Tenzin Gyatso, the fourteeth Dalai Lama. The Compassionate Life.

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